Department for International Development

Latest from the Department for International Development

  1. International Development Secretary thanks British aid workers
  2. Evidence on formative classroom assessment for learning
  3. Basic education and employment

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What the Department for International Development does

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.

DFID is a ministerial department, supported by 3 agencies and public bodies.

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Our policies

Documents

Our publications

  1. Evidence on formative classroom assessment for learning
  2. Basic education and employment
  3. See all publications

Our ministers

Our management

Matthew Rycroft  CBE
Matthew Rycroft CBE
Permanent Secretary
Nick Dyer
Director General, Economic Development and International, Director General, Policy and Global Programmes
Richard Clarke
Director General, Policy, Research and Humanitarian
Joy Hutcheon
Director General, Finance and Corporate Performance
Lindy Cameron
Director General, Country Programmes
Richard Keys
Non-executive Director
Tim Robinson
Non-executive Director
Sally Jones-Evans
Non-executive Director
Rachel Glennerster
Chief Economist

Contact DFID

Office address (London)

22 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2EG
United Kingdom

Telephone

020 7023 0000

Fax

020 7023 0012

Please use the above phone number to contact a named member of staff

Office address (East Kilbride)

Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom

Telephone

01355 84 4000

Fax

01355 84 4099

Please use the above phone number to contact a named member of staff

DFID general enquiries

Telephone (UK only)

0300 200 3343

Telephone (from outside UK)

+44 (0) 1355 84 3132

We aim to respond to all emails within 15 workings days. Where appropriate, we will forward your email to another government department if they are better placed to respond to your enquiry.

Counter Fraud Section

Head of Internal Audit
Internal Audit Department
22 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2EJ
United Kingdom

confidential hotline

+44 (0)1355 843747

DFID’s Counter Fraud Section is the central point for raising concerns, suspicions and/or allegations of fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse or other corrupt practices. Your information will be treated in confidence and you do not have to provide your name, however the provision of such information will assist us in taking forward your concerns.

General media queries

Telephone

020 7023 0600

Follow the DFID Media office on Twitter - @DFID_Press

Overseas Pensions Department

Overseas Pensions Department
Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom

Telephone

01355 84 4000

Fax

01355 84 3636

We aim to reply within 10 working days. When phoning please ask for Overseas Pensions Department or a named member of staff.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team
Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom